The Performance of Lincoln Cluster

April 1, 2021 Lincoln High School is perhaps the ONLY school in San Diego Unified that runs on its own. This is apparent by the continually revolving door of administrators that the San Diego School Board and the Superintendent place at that site.  There is no other school that would allow this kind of upheaval […]

No Charges in Shooting of Shoplifter?

March 31, 2021 A Black man, Zhadius Penn, was shot and killed by a security guard at the Ralph’s supermarket in downtown San Diego on the night of February 12th, 2021.  According to news reports, the circumstances were as follows: Mr. Penn was confronted by the guard on suspicion of attempting to shoplift a bottle […]

Time to Fulfill the Promise of Progress

March 26, 2021 Dear Mayor Gloria, We have previously written to you (https://www.sandiegonaacp.org/2021/03/15/stockton-economic-empowerment-demonstration/) about SEED, the Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, which gave a consistent $500.00 a month to bring people out of poverty with a guaranteed monthly income. Supporters said it would give people the much-needed financial security to find good jobs and avoid debt.  […]

Black-Owned and Operated Coffee Shop Repeatedly Vandalized in Lemon Grove

March 22, 2021   City Manager Lydia RomeroLemon Grove City Hall3232 Main StreetLemon Grove, CA 91945   Re: Black-Owned and Operated Coffee Shop Repeatedly Vandalized in Lemon Grove    To City Manager Lydia Romero, We, the NAACP San Diego Branch, need to know what steps have been taken in regards to upswing in vandalism and […]

Nobody had to die in the City College Underpass

March 15, 2021 The NAACP San Diego Branch is deeply saddened at the deaths and injuries that occurred this morning near City College, when a driver left the road and struck many unhoused human beings.We do not know for certain the reason the vehicle left the road. We do know for certain that none of […]

Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration

March 15, 2021 Dear Mayor Gloria, We are looking forward to working closely with you as you move San Diego to becoming a more prosperous city. There was a program run by other Mayors that could be used to help the economically disadvantaged in our fair city. The program gave a consistent $500.00 a month […]

March 9th “High Risk” Traffic Stop

The San Diego Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has yet to receive a formal complaint about the March 9th traffic stop on Park Avenue where allegations have been made that an officer pointed his gun at an 8-year-old youth. We have, however, reviewed the bodycam video.  We share the […]

Promising Steps in La Mesa

March 6, 2021 Last May, we wrote of the arrest of Amaurie Johnson by then La Mesa Police Officer Matt Dages.  While Mr Johnson was released without charges, Matt Dages was fired and is facing a criminal prosecution for his actions.  Now, Dages is suing the City of La Mesa for reinstatement, back pay, and […]

Response to Police Shooting on February 25th, 2021

February 26, 2021 To the San Diego Police Department, The NAACP San Diego Branch requests to have body cam footage of the police shooting which took place on February 25, 2021, to resolve our questions, as to the shooting of an apparently homeless individual.   As we continue to gather all the facts, we sincerely hope […]